By Diane Bernard, Maryland News Connection ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Remote learning during the pandemic has meant excessive screen time for children, and a Maryland heath care group is raising awareness to prevent too much exposure to potentially damaging blue light. The light emitted from digital devices can cause serious retinal damage in children, with long-term
By Zekeh S. Gbotokuma, Ph. D. On the very first day of Joe Biden’s presidency on January 20, 2021, it was clear that the 46th POTUS was ready to restore the U.S. global leadership that the Trump administration has destroyed. President Biden signed 17 Executive Orders (EO), dealing, among others, with the Pandemic, Immigration, Climate
“More than 40 percent of Americans deferred any kind of medical care earlier this year due to fears of contracting the virus. Patients with chronic conditions were also more likely to forego urgent or emergency care during those early months, which was also the case for too many Black and Latino Americans.”
By Daniel Kucin Jr. Special to the AFRO Last season, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver engineered a revolutionary concept to have all players compete in one location to protect them from the COVID-19 pandemic. The NBA “Bubble” allowed the players to be safe and finish the season where no coaches, players, or personnel contracted the virus.
Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love.” –Martin Luther King Join the Philadelphia Commission for Women for compelling lived experiences of survivors of violence and share strategies for coping during COVID-19. Date: Monday, January 18, 2021 Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Registration link: bit.ly/SurvivingViolence The post Surviving Violence During COVID-19 and Beyond
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) will hold “Finding Hope on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – A Town Hall on Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine” on Monday, January 18, 2021.
In preparation of beginning Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccinations next week, Baltimore County has released a COVID-19 vaccine registration form that allows County residents to sign up to receive notification when they become eligible to receive a vaccine and when there are available appointments.
In response to the need for large-scale community COVID-19 vaccinations, the Howard County Health Department is working with Howard County Government, partner agencies, volunteers and students to expand its vaccination workforce. Ongoing staff recruitment, hiring and training efforts will ensure the County can meet capacity needs as significant vaccination efforts begin.
By The Associated Press undefined Africa passed the milestone of 3 million confirmed cases COVID-19 Jan. 10, including more than 72,000 deaths, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. South Africa accounts for more than 30% of the continent’s total with more than 1.2 million reported cases, including 32,824 deaths. The high
By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, battling a spike in new COVID-19 cases, has banned families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as part of new measures to stop traditional funeral rites that are believed to be increasing the spread of the disease. The announcement stops the custom where families